Seven students from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire between grades 10 and 12, cycled 600 miles across Montana to bring awareness and funds to wounded veterans.
The beginning and the end of the trip will have the students dipping their tires in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Between the two dips, however, are 3,541 miles of road to be traversed for the Ride 2 Recovery program.
Riders learn it is more than just an adventure. There is a partnership between the Fitness Challenge Foundation and Ride 2 Recovery, which focuses on using spinning and outdoor cycling as part of military rehabilitation programs. They ride to help those programs succeed.
Cycling is one of the very few sports that can accommodate patients with both mental and physical disabilities. Because of that, cycling can be used as a critical element of the rehabilitation process.
As of the end of last week, the students had raised $75,000 of their $100,000 goal. Most riders find new purpose in riding for a cause, and that is no different with this ride.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.